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Public Utilities
Responsibilities of the Division
The Public Utilities Division is charged with the task of providing water delivery, wastewater collection and conveyance.  

Water Services
The Public Utilities Division has the responsibility of delivering safe and clean quality drinking water to 12,000 customer accounts served by the City of Petersburg. We deliver, on average, a total of 6 million gallons of safe drinking water a day. The City is a participating member of the Appomattox River Water Authority, which provides drinking water to the City of Petersburg.

Wastewater Services
The Public Utilities Division collects approximately 15 million gallons of wastewater per day. Additionally we provide wholesale delivery and collection of wastewater from neighboring jurisdictions (Prince George County, Dinwiddie County, Chesterfield County, and Fort Lee.)

Distribution & Collection Systems
The City’s water and wastewater distribution and collection systems are comprised of 1,400 miles of pipe (ranging in size from 24 inches in diameter to as small as two inches in diameter pipelines), maintains three elevated and three ground water storage tanks, two water and 19 wastewater pump stations, and 1,375 fire hydrants.

Meter Services Division
The Meter Services Division is responsible repairing the City's water meters.  This Division's work includes meter rereads, meter leaks, and meter malfunctions.  If a utility customers have issues with their water meters they may call 804-324-5746.

Contact Us

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Jerry Byerly

General Manager of Utilities


424 St. Andrews St.
Petersburg, VA 23803

Ph: 804-733-2407
Fx: 804-732-8892

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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